Putnam Wellness Coalition announces student video PSA contest

February 20, 2019

WINFIELD — Putnam County students are urged to use their creativity and technical skills to create videos that inspire their peers to make healthy choices.

The Putnam Wellness Coalition has announced the guidelines for its 2019 Marijuana, Prescription Drug and/or Alcohol Prevention Video PSA Contest.

Winning entries could be featured on social media and websites of Putnam County Schools, the Putnam Wellness Coalition and other agencies, and the winning entrants will receive prizes such as movie passes and certificates.

Here are the contest guidelines, courtesy of the Putnam Wellness Coalition:


A 30-to 60-second video contest to promote the prevention of marijuana, prescription drug and alcohol use by youth. Create a thought-provoking picture of positive activities you enjoy and participate in instead of using alcohol and other drugs, a positive message and/or factual information on the negative effects of youth marijuana, alcohol, and/or prescription drug use. Please be creative and use your imagination! You are making a difference in the community!


All entries must be received by April 9.


Putnam County.


The video contest is open to all Putnam County youth in grades six through twelve.


All entries should send to Amy Connelly, amyputnamwellness@gmail.com. All entries will be judged by members of the Putnam Wellness Coalition on April 12.


All video entries should be 30 to 60 seconds in length. Entries will be evaluated on the basis of originality, pertinent content, and level of video quality. Student’s first and last name, school, grade and age must accompany the entry. All entries become property of the Putnam Wellness Coalition. Selected entries may be displayed on media outlets, in Putnam County Schools, the Putnam Wellness Coalition’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, website and/or other related pages along with the student’s name, school and grade.

Artwork and Design

Must be student’s own original concept. Do not include any copyrighted or trademarked

material, such as using copyrighted music or displaying brand names on clothing or items depicted in the video. Obscene language, nudity, or other inappropriate materials are not permitted.


A winner will be selected from each school, and one middle school and one high school grand prize winner will be selected from all entries. The grand prize winners will be awarded a $200 movie gift cards to Teays Valley Cinemas and a certificate. One winner from each school will receive a certificate and $10 movie gift card to Teays Valley Cinemas. Winning videos may be shared with media outlets and with Putnam County Schools and on Putnam Wellness Coalition’s social media sites.

A press release will go out to the media and the winners from each school will be announced during the week of April 15.